Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pair (sb) off”

See all translations

pair (sb) off

verb [I,T] uk phrasal verb with pair   /peər/ us    /per/
If a group of people pair off, they divide into pairs in order to do something, and if you pair them off, you divide them into pairs: The students paired off to practise their conversational skills.
Translations of “pair (sb) off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩人一組結成對, 把(一組人)分成幾對…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两人一组结成对, 把(一组人)分成几对…
(Definition of pair (sb) off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pair (sb) off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More